Willis Elmer Thomas

15 May 1905–25 September 1988 (Age 83)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Willis Elmer

When Willis Elmer Thomas was born on 15 May 1905, in Missouri, United States, his father, Noble Robert Jesse Thomas, was 34 and his mother, Oda Lenora Smith, was 35. He married Florence Mae Cook on 3 August 1925, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Creighton, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Bogard Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 1988, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Creighton, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Willis Elmer Thomas
Florence Mae Cook
Marriage: 3 August 1925
Delbert W. Thomas
Nellie Mae Thomas

Spouse and Children

3 August 1925
Cass, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Willis M Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willis E Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willis Elmer Thomas, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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